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Amritsar-Srinagar flights to resume from July 12

punjab Updated: Jul 05, 2012 17:52 IST
Aseem Bassi
Aseem Bassi
Hindustan Times
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People wishing to escape the hot weather in the region would soon get to fly to Srinagar since the flights between Amritsar and the capital of Jammu and Kashmir would resume from July 12.

Domestic career Spice Jet will operate the flight four times a week on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Earlier people had to board from New Delhi or Jammu to get to Srinagar.

The flight is likely to get a good response with the rise in temperatures in the region this year. Not only local residents but also foreign tourists would be able to avail this flight.

Spice Jet will also be running two new flights between Amritsar and New Delhi. One flying daily and the other 3-4 days a week.

Talking to HT, director of the airport, Suneel Dutt said, "Amritsar-Srinagar connection is likely to give tourism in the region a big boost. Earlier people had no other option so they had to go by road or board flight from Jammu."

The director stressed that we had been persuading airlines to start operations from here for a while and now finally Spice Jet decided to start this connection.

The reduction in VAT on Air Turbine fuel from 22 percent to 5 per cent by state government has also played a major role in convincing the airlines to take this step, added Dutt.

Amritsar airport has been known for its international connectivity with flights to Europe, Canada and Doha amongst others.